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Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

Classical Review

Present Music continued its exploration of untried classical concert venues last Saturday evening at Discovery World's Pilot House. A lovely space, with a panoramic view of the lake and shore, the carpeted room has little natural resonance. This did not matter much since the entire concert was amplified. Attendees also had the chance to tour museum exhibits before and after the concert, with a few music installations...
02.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
A pleasant trip to Discovery World this past February 14th found my wife and I attending a live show about Nicola Tesla. Evidently, the show has been running for several months and I’ve been too busy to notice. Tesla Lives! covers some of the basic fundamentals of electricity, giving somewhat equal time to its principles and the history of scientist/inventor Nicola Tesla—the guy who first d...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

Tonight @ Discovery World - 7 p.m.

Chosen Towns, a clever new documentary by UWM students about the difficulties that small-town Jews face in Wisconsin, will debut on Milwaukee Public Television on Oct. 15, but the Discovery World will host a preview screening tonight at 7 p.m. for those who want to catch a sneak peek. The film interviews nine Jewish families trying to practice their faith in towns where no real Jewish community exists.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Ecosystems made accessible

Whether it's a line in the sand or the politicized plotting of an expanding empire, maps reveal the predominantly human need to sift through space: to weigh it, name it and own it. This primal urge to locate ourselves within a broader context underlies the "Great Lakes Future" exhibit at Discovery World.
08.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
Why do you feel you were chosen for this project? One of the reasons I think [Discovery World] was interested in our work was because our firm is interested in research and work which has its root in the geomorphology of lands—the shaping and geographic considerations of land formation—and with questions like: Why does a hill look like a hill? Why does land settle that way? How does wate...
Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

The Discovery World museum opens its new “Les Paul House of Sound” exhibit today and Paul, the 90-something guitar legend, is in town to celebrate. Tonight the electric-guitar pioneer—a Waukesha native, but you already knew that—will perform an 8 p.m. show at the Pabst Theater that promises to include . . .
Friday, June 20, 2008
Aside from his appearance last May at the Downer Theatre for the opening of Chasing Sound, a documentary on his life and music, Les Paul has seldom visited Wisconsin in recent years. In fact, his trips home have been few since he hit the road with jazz bands in the 1930s.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Milwaukee’s interactive Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin is an ideal setting for displaying the work of a man who dedicated much of his life to progress through technology. “Les Paul’s House of Sound” is organized by a nonprofit organization called Partnership for the Arts and Creative Excellence (PACE)...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
One by one, the three sails of the historic Denis Sullivan are released to begin a sunset cruise for Capt. Hugh Covert and his six-man crew. This Great Lakes schooner, which resides in port at Discovery World from May through October, is both home and work for Capt. Covert, who was named senior captain in 2007.
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tonight @ Discovery World - 7 p.m.

The powers that be at Discovery World have stayed tight-lipped about the concept for their new television show, “The Secret Labs,” offering only that it takes place in subterranean labs below the city and that it promises a glimpse into the future. Tonight at 7 p.m., a live audience gets to find out what the show is all about . . .